Pinoys in Dubai raise funds for 'Pablo' victims

Posted at 12/10/12 2:39 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The Filipino community based in Dubai and Northern Emirates (FilCom DNE) raised a total of P80,000 during a “Brunch for a Cause” to help Filipinos affected by typhoon Pablo.

Consul General Frank Cimafranca thanked the members of the Filipino community who participated in the fundraising for typhoon victims.

Philippine Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Grace Princesa was also present in the event held last December 7 at the Chelsea Plaza Hotel.

FilCom Governing Council President Matilyn Bagunu was thankful for the support of Filipinos who showed up in the event despite the very short notice and short time for preparations.

FilCom DNE's Task Force Habagat Chairman Wendell Castro also announced that at least 30 boxes of in-kind donations from the Filipino community and friends in the UAE are expected to be collected and sent to the Philippines as soon as possible.

Filcom DNE's leadership is also reaching out to more Filipinos in the UAE through various media. The group is the umbrella organization of 65 accredited Filipino organizations in Dubai and Northern Emirates.